Stormi's Review: Chasing the Wind (Aspen Valley Series Book 5) by Hannah Hooton
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Publisher: Aspen Valley Books
Released: January 31, 2016
Genre: Sports Romance
Length: 454 pages
When tragedy strikes, racing trainer Jack Carmichael is in danger of losing everything he holds dear - his wife, his reputation, his sanity... And when Aspen Valley's runners start to fall foul of the authorities, the question arises is the wreckage that is his personal life compromising Jack’s ability to train or is there something more sinister going on? CHAMPIONS ARE MADE BY THE ADVERSITIES THEY OVERCOME. When tragedy strikes Aspen Valley Stables, racehorse trainer Jack Carmichael is in danger of losing everything – his wife, his reputation, his sanity… then in walks Lucy Kendrick, a young reporter, all set to shadow him. Every journalist has an agenda and Lucy is no different. Can she uphold her cover when charismatic jockey Finn O’Donaghue makes her want to be no one but herself? The Grand National beckons once more, but when the yard’s runners start to fall foul of the authorities, the future of Aspen Valley Stables is threatened. Is the wreckage that is his personal life compromising Jack’s ability to train or is there something more sinister going on?
Five (Huge) Boundless Stars
I gave Chasing The Wind 5 Huge Boundless Stars, but I'd rate it a 10 if I could. It had me on page one and it was by far the best book yet in this series. Once I picked this book up it was so very hard to put down. I was originally only approached to just read this book, however I didn’t want to do that, I didn’t want to start at book 5. Thankfully Hanna Hooton graciously provided all 5 books. I am so glad I read them all because it made book 5 Chasing The Wind just that much better for me not to mention a whole lot more emotional. When tragedy hits it’s never easy. Jack finds this out the hard way. He loses someone close to him and soon things begin going wrong. From his marriage to his work life his pain is so great that everything is failing. Soon a stranger comes into his sights and changes his world. He fights so hard to get his life back in order. It’s hard not to feel his pain and hope for the future. This book was just WOW! It was so heartbreaking and had me in tears in the first chapter. It was the best, in my opinion, in the series, but it was hard to read. It was very emotional throughout, but that made it 10 times better. The ending was amazing! Best book I have read in a long while.